Royal Hunt – Paper Blood Reissue 2021

ROYAL HUNT ANNOUNCE THE RE-ISSUE OF THEIR 2005 STUDIO ALBUM “PAPER BLOOD” AS A DOUBLE LP AND AN EXTENDED CD.

ROYAL HUNT announced a re-issued version of their 2005 studio album “Paper Blood” as a double LP and a newly designed digipak. Both are collector’s and limited editions which include bonus tracks as well as extended booklets.

Message from the band on their Facebook page:

Hey all! It´s finally summer: the sun is shining, ice cubes becoming a necessity, drinks are getting larger and even (some of) the musical entertainment is slowly but surely coming back… so let us add a little bit to all that goodness: Paper Blood ” is getting a re-release treatment. Yep, that´s right, you can go to our webshop and check it out for yourself – see, summer just got a tiny little bit more exciting!

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Paper Blood – Reissue 2021:

⚈ A double orange vinyl featuring a lyrics inner sheet, two bonus tracks, housed in a 5 mm spine non-gatefold 3D (lenticular) cover. Limited edition, handnumbered copies. (Night Of The Vinyl Dead, Italy, Cat. NIGHT339)

Tracklisting:
1. Break Your Chains 5:30
2. Not My Kind 6:19
3. Memory Lane 5:18
4. Never Give Up 5.30
5. Seven Days 6:18
6. SK 983 4:39
7. Kiss Of Faith 5.16
8. Paper Blood 5.06
9. Season’s Change 4.53
10. Twice Around The World 7:15
11. Bonus Track: Long Way Home (acoustic version)
12. Bonus Track: Day in Day out (new version)

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⚈ A collector’s edition CD featuring 4 bonus tracks in a digipak with soft touch cover incl. 12 page booklet containing lyrics and tons of archive photos from PB-era.(Northpoint Productions, Denmark. Cat.0621104-1NPP, UPS:0200000095468)

Tracklisting:
1. Break Your Chains 5:30
2. Not My Kind 6:19
3. Memory Lane 5:18
4. Never Give Up 5.30
5. Seven Days 6:18
6. SK 983 4:39
7. Kiss Of Faith 5.16
8. Paper Blood 5.06
9. Season’s Change 4.53
10. Twice Around The World 7:15
11. Bonus Track: Day In Day Out (new version)
12. Bonus Track: Never Give Up (live 2006)
13. Bonus Track: One By One (new version)
14. Bonus Track: Paper Blood (live 2006)

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About the album.

“RH burst out with Paper Blood in 2005- a furiously melodic gem which playfully danced among 80s hard rock, prog metal, and power metal. John West charges through these tracks with an arena-ready voice of the gods and he’s the main reason why there’s an 80s flavor to this, aside from the guitar crunch and attitude. His voice isn’t quite as operatic as most power metal singers and isn’t as clean as most prog metal singers. Instead, he sounds more like a huskier Bon Jovi or any number of AOR vocalists, which isn’t a bad thing. Get it out of your head right now that that’s a bad thing.

Throughout the entire album the keyboards buzz right through your body, severing bone and muscle in the most pleasurable way possible. They’re not brutal, but the tone used is so heavy and astral that it makes you think twice about pissing on them as leading instruments. If you’re going to listen to music like this, you should expect to hear keyboards and like them in healthy quantities. The good thing is that this album loves them, but they’re not flowery and there’s a solid riff base supporting all this. I dare you to sit through any of the three instrumentals without going through the rest of your life with a brain of fried mush.

Lyrically, Paper Blood is about money and how it practically runs through all of our veins, capillaries, and arteries, figuratively speaking. It took me a while to figure out what the hell paper blood is, but when it dawned on me it was marvelous. The social consciousness prog is known for is well on display here, rest assured. Songs such as “Break Your Chains”(which was nominated for a best metal song on a list a couple years ago) and “Never Give Up” also deliver powerful messages of self-actualization and self-empowerment. We sure need that nowadays.

Royal Hunt continue to show they are a unique voice in progressive metal, striking a steady balance between brawn and elegance, retro and modern”. – review by Necrobobsledder / www.metal-archives.com

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Royal Hunt – New Concept Studio Album “DYSTOPIA”

ROYAL HUNT will release their new studio album – “Dystopia” – on December 16th via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on December 18th via NorthPoint Productions (Europe/N & S America). A concept album offering a considerable expansion of the band´s trademark sound and featuring performances by guest vocalists: Mats Leven (Candlemass, TSO, Skyblood), Mark Boals (Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire), Henrik Brockmann (Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe), Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Zoser Mez) and Alexandra Andersen (Royal Hunt, JSP).

“Dystopia” will be released in following formats: regular CD (jewel case), various Deluxe editions / bundles and a gatefold, heavy vinyl LP.

Pre-ordering campaign has started at: royalhunt.com

ROYAL HUNT keep intriguing fans with their adventurous endeavors and the band´s 15th studio album is no exception: a monumental concept opus featuring symphonic, progressive yet hard hitting compositions full of impeccable performances, wrapped tightly into immediately accessible format and a lush, contemporary production.

The addition of some extraordinary guest singers and their outstanding performances combined with vastly extended orchestrations creates a truly conceptual, cinematic feel throughout each and every track.

Tracklist:

INCEPTION ℉451 – BURN – THE ART OF DYING – I USED TO WALK ALONE – THE EYE OF OBLIVION – HOUND OF THE DAMNED – THE MISSING PAGE (Intermission I) – BLACK BUTTERFLIES – SNAKE EYES – MIDWAY (Intermission II)

ROYAL HUNT makes PERSONALIZED sport t-shirts for their FANS.

The band stated: “As everybody´s staying home with a very limited access to any kind of sport activities, we decided to poke a little fun on this whole situation by ordering some personalized team t-shirts… you know, the ones with your name on the back.

The original idea was to make one for each member of the band, but why – as our team reasonably asked – why not include some of our fans to the list?

Sure thing: follow the link below and become a member of our “can´t-get-out-of-the-house-but-at-least-I-got-a-smart-sporty-tshirt” team. Cheers!”

#stayhomestaymetal

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ROYAL HUNT: ENTIRE CATALOGUE released on DIGITAL DOWNLOAD and STREAMING services

While ROYAL HUNT have isolated themselves in a studio working on the new CONCEPT album – their ENTIRE CATALOGUE has been released on digital download and streaming services like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon music, etc. More information and direct links can be found at royalhunt.com/discography

“…go ahead, have fun during the quarantine (and beyond) – listen and share with friends… Stay safe \m/” – say bandmembers on their Facebook page.

ROYAL HUNT: New CONCEPT ALBUM is in the works says ANDRÈ ANDERSEN.

ROYAL HUNT is in a process of recording a new concept album, scheduled for release in 2020 (Japan / SE Asia – KING Records, rest of the world – TBA). As usual, most of the production activities were moved into NorthPoint Studio while mix/mastering facilities will be appointed later. The band hints monumental conceptual offering, which supposed to expand their familiar yet constantly evolving soundscape into previously uncharted territories. With their 15th studio release, ROYAL HUNT’s dead-set to deliver a masterpiece, which should once again rise the bar for modern progressive hard rock genre.

André Andersen: “The next Royal Hunt album is in the works and – while most of it is still in a state of a “sort-of-controlled- chaos” – I´d say it´s probably our biggest production to date… the amount of tracks is simply staggering. Yes, it´s a concept album and yes, there´re some special guests on it and yes – already on this demo stage – this thing sounds huge (even by our standards). So fear not: we´re still around and we´re rocking just as hard – if not harder – as we usually do.”

Royal Hunt: Land of Broken Hearts – Special Edition

We are proud and excited to announce a worldwide release of the re-mastered version of Royal Hunt´s debut album – Land of Broken Hearts (Special Edition) which includes an extended booklet with rare pictures, “the making of” – story written by André Andersen, 4 bonus tracks and one previously unreleased song (recently restored/re-recorded).


Tracklisting: Running Wild – Easy Rider – Flight – Age Gone Wild – Martial Arts (Instrumental) – One by One – Heart of the City – Land of Broken Hearts – Freeway Jam (Instrumental) – Kingdom Dark – Stranded – Day in Day Out – Land of Broken Hearts (Acoustic Version) – Age Gone Wild (Acoustic Version) – Bad Luck – What Goes Around Comes Around

Royal Hunt: 25th Anniversary

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Following the tradition after two successful DVD releases – “1996” and “2006” – it´s time for a third one: “2016”. Recorded with 9 HD cameras and top-notch audio equipment in Moscow´s “Izvestiya Hall” during the band´s last year´s world tour the video shows “all-fab-things-Royal”: high energy show in front of the enthusiastic crowd, excellent set list, the band in top form and a stunning stage production… add a stellar audio and this package, celebrating Royal Hunt´s 25th Anniversary, is any hard rock fan´s delight.

In celebration of the date a very special edition of “2016” is being offered – Deluxe Limited Edition MEDIABOOK – a 28-page book including 2 CDs and 1 DVD (or Blu-Ray Disc) + 1 extra DVD with video updates and more + extras.

Pre-order your copy of MEDIABOOK and get Your Access to video updates, discussion and shopping for individual items.

Check out the royalhunt.com/anniversary-25, watch the Video Trailer and get ready!